Tanimura, K. et al. (2016) Clinical Infectious Diseases. DOI:10.1093/cid/ciw707
Image shows illustration of a human cytomegalovirus (HCMV) virus particle
Background: The aim of this prospective study was to determine maternal clinical, laboratory, and ultrasound findings that effectively predict the occurrence of congenital cytomegalovirus (CMV) infection in high-risk pregnant women.
Conclusions: This is the first prospective cohort study to suggest that the presence of CMV-DNA in the maternal uterine cervical secretion and ultrasound fetal abnormalities was predictive of the occurrence of congenital CMV infection in high-risk pregnant women.
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